Please email Anke at [email protected] or text at 760-859-6191 to RSVP the day before class. Thank you! Relax, let go of stress, tension, doubt, worry and fear and release into bliss! Through a combination of gentle, soothing Hatha Yoga and ThetaHealing, you will be able to heal and come back home to your true Self, embrace who you truly are and feel peace, love and joy. $15.00 by cash or check. Please bring your yoga mat, if you have one. Anke’s passion for yoga began when her regular yoga practice healed her knee pain that she had been experiencing for five years. Within two months of practicing hatha yoga, her pain was gone! Anke is excited and committed to help you heal and maintain your health and well being in your highest and best ways. Everything that is practiced on the yoga mat can be translated into life, so yoga can truly be a life changing experience!
What is yoga?Yoga is a science that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, and currently, close to 11 million Americans are enjoying its health benefits. The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body, spirit and soul. What is commonly referred to as "yoga" can be more accurately described by the Sanskrit word “asana” which refers to the practice of physical poses. Asana is only one of the eight limbs of yoga, the majority of which are more concerned with mental and spiritual well-being than physical activity. In the West, however, the words asana and yoga are often used interchangeably. The original purpose of asana, or yoga practice, is to purify the body and mind to prepare for meditation. Yoga practice includes asanas (postures), pranayama (extension and control of breath/life force) and meditation. Regular yoga practice has many benefits as outlined below. Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body and mind through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. Do I need to be flexible to practice yoga? No, you do not need to be flexible and you do not need any yoga experience to practice Anke’s yoga classes. You will find that your flexibility will increase when you practice yoga regularly. Benefits of Yoga
- A stronger, more flexible and more youthful feeling body.
- Reduced stress and anxiety.
- Increased balance in body, mind and life.
- A happier and more peaceful outlook on life.
- Reduced pain.
- Deeper sleep.
- Stronger bones.
- Better digestion. Normalized weight.
- Healthier heart and blood vessels.
- Increased energy level. Greater patience. Improved memory and attention.
- Reduced aging process.
- Limitless possibilities for growth in self-awareness. A more joyful existence!
- Yoga as a Complementary and Alternative Therapy